Press Releases

August 18, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei, Miner Announce More Than $1.7 Million In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock Airport

SYRACUSE, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representative Dan Maffei, and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner today announced that the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority has been awarded $1,711,800 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Airport Authority will use this grant to make upgrades to Airport storage facilities. "Making sure our airports are as safe as possible is one of my top priorities," said Senator Schumer. "With this funding, … Continue Reading


August 18, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $23,000 For Virgil Fire Department In Cortland County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced the Virgil Fire Department will receive a $23,741 federal grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other … Continue Reading


August 18, 2014

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Global Mural Convention To Come To Area

Washington, D.C. - After standing along the Erie Canal in Macedon last week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the 2016 Global Mural Convention will be held along the historic Erie Canal, highlighting a wide range of murals and public art. "This is great news for the Finger Lakes Region and for everyone along the Erie Canal Corridor," Senator Gillibrand said. "From Buffalo to Wayne County, where we stand today, and up to Lake Champlain, the Erie Canal continues to fuel our … Continue Reading


August 14, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $69,000 In Federal Funds For Naples Fire Department In Ontario County To Fill A Gap And Provide Needed Radios To Equip All Department Firefighters

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $69,320 in federal funds for the Naples Fire Department in Ontario County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Naples Fire Department will use this funding to purchase portable radio units, all of which will permit better communication between emergency dispatchers and firefighters. Portable radios cost approximately $2,100 per unit, … Continue Reading


August 14, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100,000 For Rapids Volunteer Fire Department In Niagara County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $107,383 in federal funding for the Rapids Volunteer Fire Department in Niagara County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Rapids Fire Department in Niagara County will use the federal funds to purchase new turnout gear. Turnout gear typically includes coats, pants, boots, gloves, helmets and hood for interior firefighting. The cost … Continue Reading


August 14, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $117m In Federal Sandy Funding For Nyc Health And Hospitals Corporation For Repairs To Bellevue Hospital

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $117,491,412 in federal funding to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) for Sandy-related damages to Bellevue Hospital. The funding, via Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program, will reimburse HHC for permanent repairs to the hospital conducted immediately following Superstorm Sandy, as well as some rebuilding plans still in design. Reimbursement will go towards … Continue Reading


August 13, 2014

Gillibrand, Serrano, Mark-Viverito, Crespo, Diaz Jr., Bronx Entrepreneurs To Push For Federal Legislation Expanding Access And Opportunities For Women-Owned Small Businesses

Bronx, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman José E. Serrano, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblyman Marcus Crespo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) President and CEO Phillip Morrow, and Bronx women small business owners, urged the U.S. Senate to pass federal legislation that would expand access and opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) seeking federal … Continue Reading


August 13, 2014

Momentum Growing For New Gillibrand Bill To Crack Down On College Campus Sexual Assaults: SUNY System Announces Support For Bipartisan Federal Effort - Joined By Manhattan BP Brewer, Leslie Crocker Snyder Founder Of First Sex Crimes Prosecution Bureau In The Country & Co-Author Of New York’s Rape Shield Law Along With Student Survivors To Support New Bipartisan Effort In Congress

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined in her midtown office today by State University of New York (SUNY) Commissioner of University Police Bruce McBride, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran and other SUNY representatives - the largest university system in the country - in becoming the first university system to announce its support of bipartisan efforts to combat sexual assaults at colleges and universities by bolstering campus' abilities to assist victims and foster a safe … Continue Reading


August 12, 2014

At NYC Urban Future Lab, Gillibrand, Jeffries, Adams Announce Federal Bill To Help Launch Innovative Brooklyn Small Businesses, Bring High-Tech Innovation To The Marketplace

Brooklyn, NY - Standing today at the Urban Future Lab located at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's Downtown Brooklyn campus, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Micah Kotch, NYU School of Engineering's Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at NYU School of Engineering, and entrepreneurs from Brooklyn start-ups announced their push for a bipartisan federal bill … Continue Reading


August 12, 2014

Gillibrand, Reed Announce Tyrone Post Office To Be Named After Fallen Army Specialist

Washington, D.C.- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed today announced President Barack Obama has signed legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Tyrone the "Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building." Specialist Christopher Scott was killed on September 3, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, at the age of 21 while serving in the United States Army. The legislation passed the House on July 14, 2014, and received final Congressional passage in the Senate on August 1, … Continue Reading


August 12, 2014

Gillibrand, Reed Announce Corning Post Office To Be Named After Fallen Army Specialist

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed today announced President Barack Obama has signed legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Corning after Army Specialist Ryan Jayne. Army Specialist Ryan Jayne is an Elmira native who died in 2012 while serving in Afghanistan. The legislation passed the House on June 17, 2014, and received final Congressional passage in the Senate on August 1, 2014. "Specialist Jayne served with truly heroic bravery," Senator … Continue Reading


August 12, 2014

Gillibrand, Staten Island Entrepreneurs Push For Federal Legislation Expanding Access And Opportunities For Women-Owned Small Businesses

Staten Island, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation (LDC) Executive Director Loretta Cauldwell, Snappy Solutions President Maureen Fairlie, and Total Electric Distributors President Lenore Schwartz at the West Brighton Community LDC, urged the U.S. Senate to pass federal legislation that would expand access and opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) seeking federal contracts. This legislation would … Continue Reading


August 12, 2014

Gillibrand, Collins Announce Alden Post Office To Be Named After Fallen Army Sergeant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Collins today announced President Barack Obama has signed legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Alden after Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz. Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz is an Alden native who died in 2012 while courageously serving in Afghanistan. The legislation passed the House on June 17, 2014, and received final Congressional passage in the Senate on August 1, 2014. "Sergeant Gornewicz represented the very best … Continue Reading


August 11, 2014

Gillibrand, Meng, Stavisky, Rozic, Queens Entrepreneurs Push For Federal Legislation Expanding Access And Opportunities For Women-Owned Small Businesses

Fresh Meadows, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Grace Meng, along with State Senator Toby Stavisky, Assemblymember Nily Rozic, Amy Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Data Conversation Laboratory, and an owner of a Queens woman-owned small business urged the U.S. Senate to pass federal legislation that would expand access and opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) seeking federal contracts. This legislation would help level the playing field for … Continue Reading


August 11, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $270,000 For Rochester Area Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $271,303 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Rochester area. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and is designed to help firefighters obtain critical equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related … Continue Reading


August 11, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Reauthorize Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Urges International Mural Convention To Come To Area

Macedon, NY - Standing along the Erie Canal, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Russ Andrews, Erie Canalway Chairman Chair, Mayor Marie Cramer of Macedon and Mural Mania founder Mark DeCracker, discussed the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act, legislation that would extend the Canalway's authorization for the next fifteen years. In addition, Senator Gillibrand is urged the 2016 Global Mural Convention to come to the historic Erie Canal, highlighting a wide range of murals and … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $14,000 For Duanesburg Volunteer Fire District In Schenectady County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,724 in federal funding for Duanesburg Volunteer Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will be used to purchase critical rope rescue equipment. "With this funding, the Duanesburg Fire Department will be able to purchase the much-needed rescue gear they require to effectively do … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million For Critical Water Infrastructure For Town Of Sandy Creek In Oswego County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $750,000 grant and a $308,000 loan for the Town of Sandy Creek from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This federal funding will be used to update and expand the town's critical water district #2 in order to replace water mains. This update will ensure the new water mains are compliant with regulations and meet supply and distribution standards. "This much-needed funding and low-interest loan … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Administration To Bring “Made In Rural America” Export Forum To Upstate New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the President's Export Council, today announced that the Administration will bring their "Made in Rural America" export forum to upstate New York in September. Senator Gillibrand will be joined by Bruce Andrews, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Earl F. Gohl, Federal Co-Chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission at the forum in Cortland. In a letter in May, Senator Gillibrand urged the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $24,000 For East Branch Fire Department In Delaware County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $24,909 in federal funding for the East Branch Fire Department in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and is designed to help firefighters obtain critical equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The … Continue Reading

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